About Christopher Blakeslee

Functional Health Coach in Austin, TX

I’m Christopher Blakeslee, an ADAPT-Certified Functional Health Coach, health consultant, and author. I specialize in helping people like you who have chronic illnesses and/or chronic pain. I am currently writing a book on managing and thriving through chronic health conditions with former Mayo Clinic doctor Jim Lemons.

As a Functional Health Coach, I employ a Functional Medicine perspective that considers every facet of your health. I motivate, support, and guide you to make lifestyle changes to improve your chronic health conditions so you can do more and feel better. I’ve studied motivational interviewing and the Transtheoretical Model of Change to tap into your strengths. I can inspire you to stay the course with your health and develop an unbreakable mindset! I’m your dedicated expert to help you create plans that cause lasting benefits. I know the ins and outs of which goals are realistic and what obstacles can get in your way. Additionally, I can share knowledge of pain neuroscience that helps you keep your pain in check and can even lower it.

In my practice, I personalize approaches with every category of critical importance to make health changes. I can help you with diet, supplementation, stress management, exercise, and getting proper daily sleep and sunshine. I also can guide you to lessen your exposure to environmental toxins, knocking out stealthy infections, and reducing reliance on medications.

My Story

I’ve utterly conquered them. I had many severe symptoms and a terribly limited life throughout fifteen years of disability and thirty-four years of health problems. I suffered from autoimmune diseases such as interstitial cystitis, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, and intense neuropathic pain. I’ve felt the despair of believing I had no way to improve. I know how it feels to be completely stuck. I’ve been demoralized and in too much pain to even try another health approach.

Across fifteen years of study, I put together an integrated method that led to my solution! That approach combines Functional Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine, and a survive-and-thrive mindset. It also includes pain neuroscience, which I learned from my practitioner and writing collaborator, Dr. Lemons. But I found that even with the solution, I had a new problem: implementing it was just as difficult! How could I walk five miles per day when flinching was deeply painful? I saw why even the best health practitioners couldn’t help some cases. Each of us needs an individualized approach to health and implementation. It took me years to discover how to turn the abstract theory into a practical lifestyle. In doing so, I developed excellent health and realized the value I have to offer.

A Career in Health

My Career in Health Coaching

My study and practice taught me principles that can help anyone progress with their chronic health problems. Offering my full toolkit of knowledge, experience, skills, and empathy to help others makes health coaching perfect for me! To quote Chris Kresser, “there’s a behavior change expert who’s uniquely positioned to help you make the changes necessary to prevent and reverse chronic disease: the health coach.” I hear my true calling in this quote. My entire life has prepared me for this work. That’s why I became an ADAPT Certified Functional Health Coach through Kresser’s ADAPT Academy Health Coach Training Program, to offer health consulting services, and why I’m writing a book.

I love that health coaching allows me to be part of the betterment of others. There’s nothing quite like the delight of building a long-term relationship supporting someone in the pursuit of becoming their best and seeing them return to a joyful and purposeful life. I also deeply enjoy health consulting. Helping others accelerate their progress by learning from my experience and study of unconventional health resources and principles is very rewarding. Both of these services are available to you so that I have multiple ways to put my entire arsenal at your disposal.

I know there’s a way forward for you, just like there was for me. I want to do everything in my power to help you get results similar to mine, with your best health and a life you love!